Ramokgopa said the criticism against her appointment was laughable.
“I was laughing again that I served in the national executive committee (NEC) of the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) since 2008. In 2013 we were disbanded. Out of that entire disbanding of the NEC, [former] president Zuma took me alone to be in the national task team of the new ANCYL, to rebuild it.
“This is not the first time I take up such a position. So, I don’t know if maybe I was an ally of Mbeki, or Zuma. I don’t know.
“It looks like presidents of the ANC somehow believe in me. Maybe I don’t talk too much. Besides being an ANCYL member, I was a provincial executive committee (PEC) member in 2008 while in my 20s.
“I was a founding member of the young women’s desk. I wrote the concept document and that is why I was its first convener. Currently, I am a PEC member of the ANC in Limpopo, where I was born.”